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William Mason (1724–1797)

Mason, William. An English divine and poet; born at Hull, Feb. 12, 1724; died at York, April 7, 1797. He was the friend, executor, and biographer of the poet Gray, and precentor and canon of York. He wrote: ‘Elfrida’ (1752), and ‘Caractacus’ (1759), two dramas; ‘The English Garden’ (1772–82), a poem; ‘Memoirs of Gray’ (1775); etc.